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Palm Bay, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Palm Bay had a population of 107,810 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Palm Bay is located at latitude 27.9856 and longitude -80.6626 in Brevard County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palm Bay (see map below) encompass a land area of 65.72 sq. miles and a water area of 3.14 sq. miles. Brevard County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The City of Palm Bay (GNIS ID: 2404463) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Palm Bay is located within Palm Bay CCD of Brevard County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palm Bay population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Palm Bay, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 107,810
Population in Households 107,437
Population in Familes 87,868
Population in Group Qrtrs 373
Population Density1 1,640
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 41,005
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 28,576
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 46,924 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 28,816 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,189 (26.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,919 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $125,028
Average Home Value $146,905


Median Household Income $42,588
Average Household Income $54,913
Per Capita Income $21,026
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.9%
Households 0.61% 0.82%
Families 0.49% 0.74%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Palm Bay, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palm Bay to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 19 98th
Population Density1 # 447 51st
Diversity Index2 # 244 74th
Median Household Income # 532 42nd
Per Capita Income # 623 32nd

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